Sofia Lopez

About Sofia Lopez

Sofia is a Political Science specialist at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on environmental degradation and sustainable development.

The EU Face-To-Face With A No-Confidence Motion: How The Mediterranean Determines The Results

After the 2016 U.S. elections, populist governments experienced a rise in popularity. In France, the National Rally came close to clinching presidential office and in Germany, the Alternative for Germany won its first seats in the Bundestag.  Italy most recently joined this trend. On 1 June, a populist coalition of […]

Territorial Disputes Over South China Sea Intensifies

During a flag-raising ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs on May 28th, Philippines’ Foreign Minister Peter Cayetano relayed to the public President Duterte’s assertion that “if anyone gets the natural resources in the Western Philippines Sea, South China Sea (SCS), [Duterte] will go to war.” The threat comes as […]

Protests In Armenia As Parliament Faces Deadlock Over Interim Prime Minister

On May 1, 2018, the Armenian parliament failed to vote in an interim prime minister. The only candidate was Civil Contract Party leader Nikol Pashinyan. Pashinyan needed at least 53 votes, but lost the vote 46-56, as the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) holds 58 of 105 parliamentary seats. The […]